The following letter is one I wrote which started out as a reply to a comment made by a reader who responded to my last post, “Free at Last, Free at last…” While it is addressed to her, I offer it as a gift to all who dream of the impossible.
I have been down that road before and although I can’t feel with you with how you must be feeling at this moment, I can tell you how hard it was to be happy for a blogger friend while she reported about the progress of her surgery going on in Thailand in January 2013 and the anguish I felt that I could not imagine how I would ever get there myself.
My nightly ritual would be to sit in my front room alone late in the evening in the darkness of winter and sing to myself the words of the classic Disney song from the movie “Pinocchio” which became the signature tune of “Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.” That song, of course, is “When you wish upon a star.”
Weeping softly, I would sit hugging my Teddy bear I had bought myself for Christmas at my therapist’s suggestion to represent my little girl inside. The second stanza was my favorite and my shining beacon of hope, just like the star to which Jiminy Cricket sang which still touches my heart and I believe shall always be there with me as long as I breathe air and drink water. The words go like this:
“When your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme,
When you wish, upon a star,
As dreamers do.”
While I can’t presume that your experience will turn out as mine did, April, nor do I wish to give you any false hope, I believe in the magical power of prayer, not praying for a wish to be fulfilled, but praying in deep gratitude that my wish has already been fulfilled.
Blessings upon you, dear friend and to all who dream of the impossible,
Deanna Joy Hallmark